Russian mobster Valeri Kozlov has a problem. Someone iced five members of the Chinese mob. Not killed, but iced, turned into glittering statues of frozen water. The same someone made off with $32 million in Chinese heroin. And Kozlov's boss has assigned him to fix the mess, before the hit starts a magical mob war in Chicago. It's a dangerous job and it makes Kozlov wonder. Did his chief give him the job because Kozlov's the only one he can trust?
Or is he setting Kozlov up?
Steven Mohan, Jr. has published scores of short stories in markets as diverse as INTERZONE, POLYPHONY, and PARADOX, as well as several DAW original anthologies. His short fiction has won honorable mention in THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION and THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR.